Today's image comes from a little corner of my own front yard. The foxgloves are new this year, they are one of those mystery plants that just show up in my garden unannounced. One year a stargazer lily appeared, another year a daffodil. I call them visitors to my garden as they show up one year but not the next. I love the flowers against this old weathered wood fence it makes for a wonderful backdrop. I am attracted to contrasts. In this case the newness of the flowers against the weathered wood (Old & New) as well as the bright magenta against the neutral gray of the boards.
Blueberry Fields - The bushes are green now, covered in white blossoms with the low hum of bees sounding across the fields as they do their work. I anticipate the fresh fruit to come. But mostly I look forward to when the fields are back to red.
I shot these two images of this old shed at 10:36 am and 10:45 am. It shows in just 9 minutes how everything can change. A reminder to live in the present, all we really have is the moment we are in right now.
Sun rays are still breaking through, the promise is still there.
Storm Clouds gather, I made a run for it but the rains came fast.
I love it when I come across something that completely surprises me like this old decrepit store that once was but is no longer. I remember the bottles of pop/soda, ice cold in the water bath cooler. There was always a drying towel hanging near by to wipe the water off of the bottles. Whats the lowest price you can remember paying for a bottle of pop? I can remember paying 10 cents but 8 cents is also nagging at the back of my memory.
The newer building set back beside the old building was also plastered with signs.
I have numerous rhodos around my yard, in the 11 years that I have lived here three of them have bloomed, this year due to the removal of some big trees which were blocking all the sun, they are thriving! This gives me hope for future plantings.
It's overcast here today, a dull gray covers the sky drawing me to post one of my foggy images I made in the early spring. I shot this looking up the side of the roadway before the greening, while the trees were still in their naked state.
I went out with a specific destination in mind but was side tracked by horses, old barns, and chasing a sun-dog. I had never heard of sundogs before but now realize that my image Shrouded In The Clouds has a sundog in it, so how cool is that.
Wikipedia -"Asun dog(orsundog),mock sunorphantom sun,scientific nameparhelion(pluralparhelia), is anatmospheric phenomenonthat creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring orhaloon either side of thesun.
Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.
We had heavy rains this weekend so there was no camera time except to take progress shots of a couple of paintings that i'm working on. When I go out to shoot I usually come home with 400 to 500 images, only a handful are worth showing, a large amount get deleted, but there the others I keep as possible paintings, needless to say I have a lot of possible paintings. :)
I seem to have a growing collection of doors, windows, and archways. Most of them are from more tropical chimes where the weather allows for long dry periods and living outdoors is the norm. My curiosity is always aroused when I come to wrought iron gates, I just cannot resist sneaking a peek inside.